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News ‘May, 2009’

Fast, Smart and Broadcasted

Fast, Smart and Broadcasted

“The last game of every semi-final (Friday and Saturday) and the final (Sunday) will be broadcasted live. Besides that, the Castilla y Leon TV will produce daily special programmes, with interviews and features. There is also a clear interest from the TVE (Spanish main public channel), as I could detect when I met the Sports Manager in Madrid”, explained Marcelino Sion, the tournament director.

ChessCube reaches the half million mark!

ChessCube reaches the half million mark!

live chess in a great community The global economy remains shaky, but that just seems to boost the number of people playing online games. Chess is no exception, with relative newcomer ChessCube recently eclipsing half a million players. ChessCube’s success is based on the fact that is powers the chess community, both with its robust [...]

Hikaru Nakamura Claimed 2009 U.S. Chess Championship

Hikaru Nakamura Claimed 2009 U.S. Chess Championship

GM Hikaru Nakamura earned his second U.S. Championship title after an express win against GM Joshua Friedel in the last round of the tournament. Nakamura employed an opening that was frequent in the repertoire of the great champion Bobby Fischer. Friedel was not cautious enough and allowed his Queen to finish trapped on move 21, after which he immediately resigned.

FIDE Trainer Awards

FIDE Trainer Awards

The FIDE Trainers Commission (TRG) is pleased to announce the first ever FIDE Trainer Awards and will begin by honouring the achievements of our most successful colleagues of 2008, as confirmed by the last meeting of the former FIDE Trainers Committee at the Dresden FIDE Congress 2008 and approved by the recent meeting of the Istanbul FIDE Presidential Board 2009.

Student Players Take Over on Off-Day at U.S. Chess Championships

Student Players Take Over on Off-Day at U.S. Chess Championships

“Chess can be an important tool in helping children grow academically, but it also can be a lot of fun,” said Van Bree. “It was pretty cool to watch these kids playing in their own tournament on the very site where the nation’s best players are competing for the U.S. Chess Championship, and to give them a flavor of that excitement.”

Thessaloniki – Chess Bridge for Friendship and Peace

Thessaloniki – Chess Bridge for Friendship and Peace

“With a lot of excitement,” said Kaplan,
“Maddahi addressed the group, calling it a great opportunity and a
demonstration that kids are above the political issues separating the
countries. For a week we played together and had chess in common.
Similarly, the whole world will be united in the future.”

FIDE and UEP Without Agreement

FIDE and UEP Without Agreement

FIDE announces that the negotiations with Universal Event Promotion (UEP), the original bidder for organising the final stages of the World Championship cycle 2009-2011 (Candidates Tournament and Final Match), did not reach a final agreement.

Mateusz Bartel impressive at Banícky Kahanec

Mateusz Bartel impressive at Banícky Kahanec

The 31st closed chess tournament “Banícky Kahanec” was held on 2-12th May at Šachový klub Prievidza, Slovakia. The tournament format was double round robin and the average rating of the players 2570. Banícky Kahanec was the strongest chess tournament played in Slovakia since 1922, when a closed tournament in Piešťany was won by Bogoljubov and Alekhine.

Banícky Kahanec 2009

Banícky Kahanec 2009

The 31st closed chess tournament “Banícky Kahanec” is currently ongoing at Šachový klub Prievidza, Olympionikov 4, Slovakia. This double round robin event launched on 2nd May and runs until 12th May. The average rating of the players is 2570, which makes for a FIDE 13th category competition. Banícky Kahanec will be the strongest chess tournament played in Slovakia since 1922, when a closed tournament in Piešťany was won by Bogoljubov and Alekhine.

Final FIDE Grand Prix to be held in Grozny or Oman

Final FIDE Grand Prix to be held in Grozny or Oman

Ilyumzhinov: “Yes, they are now preparing their proposal. Grozny wants to host the last stage of the FIDE Grand Prix, and as far as I understand they have serious ambitions with this project.”

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